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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Geforce GTX 680
IntroThe GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 72 Texture Address Units, and 48 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 680, which comes with clock speeds of 1006 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 128 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
BenchmarksThese are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.
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As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should in theory be a little bit better than the Geforce GTX 680 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 680 will be just a bit (about 19%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is quite a bit (approximately 125%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 680, and will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)
Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.
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Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.